Human Rights Watch's Screening and Discussion of The Return
5:00pm: Doors open; Meet & Greet
5:30pm: Film Screening, followed by panel discussion
7:30pm: Reception with drinks and food
In 2012, California amended its "Three Strikes" law, one of the harshest criminal sentencing policies in the country. The passage of Prop. 36 marked the first time in U.S. history that citizens voted to shorten sentences of those currently incarcerated. Within days, the reintegration of thousands of "lifers" was underway.
The Return examines this unprecedented reform through the eyes of those on the front lines prisoners suddenly freed, families turned upside down, reentry providers helping navigate complex transitions, and attorneys and judges wrestling with an untested law. At a moment of reckoning on mass incarceration, what can California's experiment teach the nation?
All guests are invited to attend a drinks and food reception with the panelists following the screening and panel discussion.
Aero Theatre (View)
1328 Montana Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90403
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